Human Resource Management
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Human Resource Management : Eligibility & Course Areas

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The basic qualification required for a job opportunity in the HR department of an organisation is a Masters degree in Human Resource Management. The courses exclusively meant for Human Resource Management are :

Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
Master of Human Resource and Organizational Development (MHROD)
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development (PGDHRD)

The eligibility criteria for applying to these courses are graduation in any discipline. The masters programme will be of 2 years duration and PG Diploma programmes will be of 1 year duration. Basically admission to these programmes will be based on aptitude test, GD and interview. The selection procedure may vary depending on the institutes. Most institutes admit students on the basis of marks scored in exams like CAT by IIMs, MAT by All India Management Association, XAT by Xavier Institute etc. Some institutes conduct their own exam examinations to these courses.

Many MBA courses offer Human Resource Management as a specialization to the major course. In MBA, the specialization will be offered in the 2nd year. Compared to MBA, MHRM is an exclusive 2 year programme on Human resources. 

Personal skills

Good interpersonal communication and interaction is the major skill required for this profession, as HRM are the mediators between employers and employees. HR jobs need complete involvement, lots of patience, flexibility and ability to get on with all types of people. Leadership quality and time management skills will be counted for this career. As an HR has to work as a team player, they should possess good organizational skills, should be able to coordinate all the individuals as a team and make them work together. Other essential skills needed for the HR professional is a flair for seeing a problem from all sides, a good memory for names and faces, lack of prejudice, detachment and an understanding of people, the ability to gain their confidence and respect and a persuasive and a congenial personality.

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